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Sacred Heart $75,000 grant provides ‘Wellness Navigator’

Friday, December 16, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Hospital has received a $75,000 “World of Difference” grant from The Cigna Foundation for a “Wellness Navigator” who will support patients and families of the Allentown Family Practice in Sacred Heart’s Sigal Center for Family Medicine.

The Wellness Navigator is a bilingual professional who acts as a single point of contact for patients, helping them with follow-up appointments and testing and serving as a source of information on community services such as housing,...

$5.5-milion ‘Next Act’ campaign to restore Civic 19th Street Theatre

Friday, December 2, 2016 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

The Lehigh Valley Trust Building was a magnificent setting for the launch of a magnificent new project for Civic Theatre of Allentown: “The Next Act: Setting the Stage for the Future,” a $5.5-million Capital Campaign to return “the historic 19th Street Theatre to its original splendor as a landmark arts facility and focal point of Art Deco architecture.”

The capital campaign is said to be the most ambitious project in the history of the 88-year-old theater.

Greg. L. Butz,...

October LV house sales up marginally

Friday, November 25, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley increased ever so slightly in October, continuing a rebound that began in September after two straight months of declining closed sales, according to figures released Nov. 14 by the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

Closed sales were up 0.7 percent in October to 687, compared to 682 in October 2015.

For the year-to-date, closed sales have increased 7.3 percent to 6,650 from 6,200 in 2015.

Pending sales again increased, but...

Express registration

Friday, November 25, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase


Applicants for the spring 2017 semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) may attend Express Registration Day, 2 - 7 p.m. Nov. 29, LCCC Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St, Allentown, and Dec. 1, LCCC main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Attendees may complete placement testing, meet with an academic advisor, register for classes and complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The last start time for placement testing is 4:30 p.m...

Holy Family appointment

Friday, November 25, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Dr. Alaa-Eldin Mira, Chief of Geriatric Medicine at St. Luke’s University Health Network, has been appointed Medical Director at Holy Family Manor, a nursing and rehabilitation center in Bethlehem.

Dr. Mira is part of St. Luke’s Senior Care Associates, which has offices in Bethlehem and Warren, N.J. He also practices at St. Luke’s Center for Positive Aging, St. Luke’s North, 153 Brodhead Road, Bethlehem.

“In geriatrics, our goal is to help maximize quality of life for the aging...

St. Luke’s Anderson Campus marks fifth anniversary

Friday, November 18, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township celebrated five years of exceptional service to the community since it officially opened its doors Nov. 11, 2011.

The $175-million construction project transformed 500 acres of farmland into a hospital campus that now treats and heals members of the community, and helps them to maintain their good health.

At the time it was built, the St. Luke’s Anderson Campus was the first new, full-service, acute-care hospital built in...

Entrepreneurship Week

Friday, November 18, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Business Enterprise Center (BEC) celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week with several speakers through Nov. 17.

Presentations in Alumni Center or Room 15, Rothrock Library, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall, feature entrepreneurs involved in the media, arts, food, retail, graphics, film, funding, fashion and patents.

Talks are free of charge and open to the public.

For a list of speakers, dates and times:

‘Venture Idol’ winner named

Friday, November 11, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Play Impossible Corp., Lewisburg, Union County, won the 2016 “Ben Franklin Venture Idol,” hosted by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania Nov. 3 at the Innovation Institute, Ben Franklin TechVentures, Mountaintop Campus, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

Venture Idol, which included pre- and post-event executive networking receptions, was sold out again this year.

Eight entrepreneurs were selected as competitors. In addition to Play Impossible, the 2016...

St. Luke’s ‘Access’ gets ‘Wired’ kudo

Sunday, November 6, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

With the goal of providing easy access to health care, many providers, including St. Luke’s University Health Network, are using technology to create a better patient experience as well as to ensure better outcomes for patients.

As a result, technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions, according to results of the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey, recently released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA)...